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By Irishdew
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

MLWR varsity baseball team struggles

 


The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ baseball team started last week off up in Two Harbors on Tuesday, April 23. Two Harbors and the Rebels managed to get three hits. Ben Dewey slapped a double into the outfield, Danny Whited and Henry Ribich each hit singles. The Rebels were having difficulty hitting Two Harbors’ junk ball pitcher. Andrew Burn drew a walk. Two Harbors’ pitcher hit Jordan Fjosne with a pitch to get him to first base and he stole second. Rebels couldn’t get any of the runners home to score.

Cooper Bexell was on the mound for three innings, walking three, striking out four, and allowing one run. Ben Dewey finished out the game striking out two, walking two and one run scored. The Rebels had four errors. After seven innings, Two Harbors won 2-0.

The MLWR JV played the Two Harbors’ Agates JV after the varsity game. Carter Johnson and Sam Dewey were on the mound. The score was tied 5-5 in the fourth and then the Rebels started hitting the new pitcher the Agates sent in and won 10-5.

Thursday, April 25, Cook County came to the Rebel field in Moose Lake. Cook County was on a hitting frenzy getting 14 hits to the Rebels’ three hits. Fjosne and Whited scored one in the first inning and one in the second for MLWR. Blake Juhl, Whited and Ribich each hit singles. After four innings, Cook County was leading 7-2. In the fifth inning, Cook County scored 12 runs to seal the win. The Rebels left five runners on base. Fjosne, Johnson and Ben Dewey were sent to first base on balls. Bexell was hit by a pitch. Fjosne was starting pitcher, striking out three, walking three, giving up eight hits and allowing 11 runs. Carter Klund came in and pitched two outs in the top of the fifth, striking out one, walking three, giving up six hits and eight runs. Burn pitched the last out of the game. Cook County won 19-2.

Rebels’ JV played Cook County JV after the varsity game. Going into the last inning the game was tied 6-6. MLWR won 7-6.

On Friday night, April 26, the Rebels played the Cloquet Lumberjacks at Mettner Field in Cloquet. Cloquet scored seven in the first three innings. In the fifth inning, Bexell, Ben Dewey, Fjosne, and Whited all crossed the plate to make the score 4-7. The Cloquet catcher had a gun for an arm and shut down stolen bases. The Rebels had six hits led by Ben Dewey with two and Bexell, Juhl, Whited and Ribich each with one. Juhl hit a double. Juhl and Bexell each had two RBIs. Fjosne and Burn got to first on walks. The Rebels left four players on base and finished with two errors. MLWR didn’t score in the sixth and seventh, giving Cloquet the win 8-4.

Losing pitcher was Bexell going three innings, striking out two, walking three and allowing five hits and seven runs. Logan Privette came to the mound in the fourth inning, striking out three, walking one, and giving up one run and three hits. Whited pitched the last two outs striking out one.

Mettner Field has lights, allowing the JV to play seven innings. At the end of five it was tied, at the end of six, it was tied and at the end of seven it was still tied 7-7 and that is the way it ended. Both teams won.

Upcoming games: Thursday at Barnum at 4:30, Friday the varsity will be playing in a tournament at Hinckley’s Brennen Field at 5:30. The second round of the Hinckley tournament will be on Saturday, starting at 11:00.

 

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